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"Released" Is Another Word for "Laid Off"

Posted 05-19-2009 at 09:43 PM by tebman (Try To Hit 'Em Where They Ain't)

Jerry Owens found a job in the Seattle Mariners organization. I'm glad he did. After his shoulder injury and whatever other afflictions, he couldn't regain the flash of promise he showed in AA ball in 2005. When the White Sox released him on May 2nd he was only hitting .083 and was let go to make room for another on the conveyor belt of players who show promise.

I was thinking about Owens and the many players gone before who've been released. I thought of the scene in "Bull...
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Baseball Phrases, Old and Older

Posted 04-28-2009 at 01:26 PM by tebman (Try To Hit 'Em Where They Ain't)

When I decided to make use of the blog feature on WSI I tried to think of a clever title. Something catchy, maybe a little snarky, and somehow relevant to baseball. Hoping to post some original thoughts, the notion of "hit 'em where they ain't" seemed to fit.

With lantern in hand, I regularly prowl the web looking for nuggets of insight, prospecting for information gold. To my surprise I found that a message board for Baltimore Orioles fans already calls itself "Hit...
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Posted 08-14-2008 at 10:11 PM by Jjav829


I think I'm the first one to do this, so I'm gonna give the people something to read...or look at. It's a picture of my Nick Swisher bobblehead. Enjoy!
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This is True

Posted 02-28-2010 at 02:21 PM by Daver (The Curmudgeonly Scrivener)

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